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L-Blast | June 2018

May 2018 L-Blast Longnecker & Associates

Summer is officially here and so is the Texas heat! It’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2018 and soon we will be planning for budgets for the next fiscal year.

We have some interesting pieces to share with you in this L-Blast, we hope you find them helpful. L&A recently participated in this year’s Gulf Coast Symposium in which we shared our take on future compensation trends and our top predictions for 2020. We would like to share that presentation with you to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Additionally, we have two great research articles for you. The first one explores the idea of using technology and machine learning algorithms to select better board directors. The second piece will be especially useful to all you HR professionals out there – it’s a survey of job seekers that examines the relationship between recruiters and candidates, the expectations, and what a successful hiring journey looks like.

We want to hear from you! Below you will have a chance to let us know how we are doing and what we can do better by participating in a short survey. It will literally take you one minute to complete and will be extremely helpful to us. You’ll also notice we have added some fun trivia for you to shake things up a little!

We appreciate each and every one of you. As always, let us know if there is a particular subject you’d like to learn more about.


Brent Longnecker and the L&A Team
Chairman and CEO
Longnecker & Associates

L&A recently participated in the 2018 Gulf Coast Symposium where Brent Longnecker presented on the topic of future compensation trends. Here we share our top ten predictions as to what is coming in the compensation marketplace, how to get ahead of the curve and position your company to be a compensation practice leader.


Ever since Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations in 1776, observers have bemoaned boards of directors as being ineffective as both monitors and advisors of management. Because a CEO often effectively controls the director selection process, he will tend to choose directors who are unlikely to oppose him, and who are unlikely to provide the diverse perspectives necessary to maximize firm value.



Right now, all eyes are on the workplace. Recruiting and hiring practices are undergoing enormous change. The rise of a new generation, emergence of AI/automation, and a reevaluation of what makes a “qualified” candidate have transformed traditional hiring forever. It’s no longer a linear start-to-finish; rather, recruiting and hiring top talent in today’s world requires a continuous cycle of engagement.


The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

We want to hear from you! Take this short survey and let us know how we are doing. What can we be doing better? Share any suggestions or questions you may have.


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